Results for - Whitey's Words of Wisdom

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James Joseph

1. James Joseph "Whitey" Bulger, Jr. is an 85-year-old former American mob boss. He is serving two life sentences after his 2013 racketeering conviction tying him to 11 murders and other gangland crimes in the 1970s and '80s, Prior to this survey had you heard of Whitey Bulger?

Yes
39%
590 votes
No
61%
920 votes
A group of Massachusetts teen girls wrote Whitey a letter as part of a school project. The girls were stunned to receive a reply.

2. A group of Massachusetts teen girls wrote Whitey a letter as part of a school project. The girls were stunned to receive a reply. "My life was wasted and spent foolishly, brought shame and sufferings on my parents and siblings and will end soon," Bulger wrote to the students. "Advice is a cheap commodity. Some seek it from me about crime. I only know one thing for sure: If you want to make crime pay, go to law school." Are you surprised to learn Whitey is having regrets about his life outside the law?

Yes
22%
335 votes
No
53%
800 votes
Undecided
25%
375 votes
Whitey Bulger has been portrayed in popular culture numerous times. Have you seen any of these?

3. Whitey Bulger has been portrayed in popular culture numerous times. Have you seen any of these?

The Departed, a 2006 film loosely based on Bulger
19%
280 votes
The 2006–2008 Showtime TV series Brotherhood
5%
69 votes
The TV show Rizzoli & Isles (character Paddy Doyle, based on a romanticized vision of Bulger)
14%
216 votes
The 2014 documentary Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger, based on Bulger's trials
6%
93 votes
Not Applicable
65%
982 votes
The film Black Mass, slated for release this year, stars Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger. It's based on the book Black Mass by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill. The movie will chronicle Bulger's years as an FBI informant as a means to run a rival Mafia family out of his territory. Would you be interested in seeing this film?

4. The film Black Mass, slated for release this year, stars Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger. It's based on the book Black Mass by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill. The movie will chronicle Bulger's years as an FBI informant as a means to run a rival Mafia family out of his territory. Would you be interested in seeing this film?

Yes
30%
449 votes
No
24%
362 votes
Undecided
23%
348 votes
Not Applicable
23%
351 votes
07/05/2015 News 1510 17 By: Bboopy13
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